The Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist is a secondment from the Uganda Health Supply Chain (UHSC) program to the Central Public Health Laboratories (CPHL) reporting to the Logistics Advisor (UHSC) and National Coordinator, Equipment and Laboratory Supplies (CPHL). S/he is responsible for establishing the information management system to meet CPHL/Uganda National Health Laboratory Services (UNHLS) M&E requirements, and provides technical guidance to streamline the laboratory logistics information system, including developing standard report formats, strengthening performance assessment, and ensuring that they are aligned with other Ministry of Health (MOH) interventions in supply chain. S/he in collaboration with the Lab SPARS team will ensure that all supervision data for Lab Supervision Performance Assessment and Recognition strategy (SPARS) is captured, analyzed and fed into a quarterly Lab SPARS report to the district, CPHL and UHSC.
1. Support the development and implementation of Lab SPARS by ensuring the review and update of performance assessment tool and indicators
2. Provides input into the development of Lab SPARS implementation plans, timelines and budgets for all activities
3. Ensure that all Lab SPARS data is entered into the Lab SPARS etool, analyzed and quarterly reports shared with the district and CPHL and UHSC
4. Participates in relevant training activities including Lab SPARS training, monitoring and evaluation training, electronic tool training
5. Provide input into the design of standard national, regional and district Lab SPARS reports
6. Develop specific program reports and prepare periodic reports required by Laboratory logistics department and other stake holders that support effective decision making
7. Conduct analyses of data from the Lab SPARS and DHIS2 as well monitor quality of data to inform decisions on Laboratory commodities management
8. Develops and disseminates standard operating procedures (SOPs) for management of Lab SPARS data
9. Design, analyze and report on impact studies, including Lab SPARs impact to inform policy decision making
10. Provides technical leadership in development of key M&E documents and materials including strategic plans, M&E plans, SOPs, and ensuring that they are monitored and regularly updated.
11. Participate in the monitoring of the performance of the laboratory commodities credit line and other funding available for laboratory commodities supply management, including tracking how the budget is spent, commodities procured, and allocation of resources across different levels of care.
1. A relevant degree in demography, statistics or related field.
2. Minimum 5 years’ experience Monitoring and evaluation,
3. Demonstrated analytical skills and experience in HMIS.
4. Familiarity with supply chain concepts and pharmaceutical/logistic indicators
5. Capacity building/training experience a plus
6. Demonstrated knowledge and experience with Ministry of Health M&E procedures and practices and logistic and supply chain management indicators, particularly in laboratory services delivery
7. Ability to work in a fast-paced teamwork environment to meet required deadlines.
8. Demonstrated effective leadership and interpersonal communication skills.
9. Demonstrated excellent English language skills (both written and oral) with the ability to make presentations and effectively write/edit reports.
10. Demonstrated computer skills in Microsoft Office Suite applications and statistical packages such as STATA, SPSS.